How to split hazel, with Hopper

This video shows how to split a hazel rod.

Hopper had already taught us the rudimentary techniques of hurdle-making (CLICK HERE), and in this video he shows us how to split hazel rods.

As well as the practical techniques of splitting, Hopper also shows how to measure the height of a tree, with a stick. Interested?

There’s also an interesting discussion, on recycling, universities, and Martians. And there is a very blunt billhook, the inadequacy of which led Hopper to loan us a nice sharp replacement.

The video might take a short while to buffer, but please be patient. Hopper is worth the wait…

One Response to “How to split hazel, with Hopper”

  1. I know Hopper, but not seen him for ages and ages. Great guy! Our kids grew up together.

    Lovely to see him.

    xx Sal

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